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Free Entrance to Point Park, on Lookout Mountain, Thursday,
November 11, in Celebration of Veterans Day
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain and part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga
National Military Park, is waiving the entrance fee on Thursday, November 11, to celebrate
Veterans Day.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has numerous unique traits, including its
creation and establishment. In 1890, 18 years after Yellowstone National Park was established as
the first in the world, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park was created. It took US
and Confederate veterans, all of whom fought in these battles, coming together to spearhead a
movement to create the United States’ first national military park. These veterans felt it imperative to
preserve and commemorate these battlefields for those who fought and for those who lives were
lost. On this Veterans Day, visit Chickamauga Battlefield in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, and Lookout
Mountain Battlefield in Lookout Mountain, TN, to experience the reason those veterans sought to
preserve and commemorate these now-hallowed grounds.
Visit Point Park on this fee free day to indulge in the views and scenery of the Chattanooga Valley
from 2,100 feet above, hike the natural and wildlife-abounding Lookout Mountain Battlefield 30-miles
of trails, while learning the historical significance of this area during America’s Civil War in what
became known as “The Battle Above the Clouds.” During the day, park rangers will provide
programs at 11 am and 2 pm and will also be available at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor
Center from 8:30 am to 5 pm to answer questions and provide information about the park and the
Battles for Chattanooga.
Release Date: October 28, 2021
Contact: Todd Milsaps, todd_milsaps@nps.gov, 706-866-9241 x141
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
News Release
Public Information Officer
3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
706-866-9241 x139 phone
www.nps.gov/chch
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
E X P E R I E N C E Y O U R A M E R I CA ™
The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout
Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park’s website at
www.nps.gov/chch.
www.nps.gov
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for
America’s 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve
local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov

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